Q: I have had several children. I have vaginal relaxation and I also lose urine when I laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise. This problem has really impacted on my life, it is socially embarrassing and hygienically unacceptable. Can I correct my urinary problem and enhance sexual gratification all at once?
A: Your urinary problem is called stress urinary incontinence. It is caused by the vaginal relaxation of the top part of the vaginal wall. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® can correct your problem with stress urinary incontinence and enhance sexual gratification all at the same time. Some women have stress urinary incontinence that cannot be corrected with LVR alone. Dr. DeBrakeleer is sub-specialty certified in identifying those problems and treating them with the appropriate surgery to cure their incontinence issues.
Q: How long does Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® take?
A: The surgical time depends on the extent of the procedure. In general the procedure takes about one to two hours.
Q: I have vaginal relaxation of the bottom floor of the vaginal and the perineal body. Can I have laser vaginal rejuvenation?
A: In this case we only need to repair the lower floor of the vagina and the perineal body (area immediately outside of the vagina). Usually in this case vaginal relaxation is less extensive. Laser vaginal rejuvenation will also enhance sexual gratification.
Q: I haven't had any children but I have some vaginal relaxation and I would like to enhance vaginal muscle tone and strength as well as decrease the vaginal diameter. Can I have the procedure?
A: Depending on your circumstances you can be a candidate for the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation®. Such procedures primarily involve the bottom part of the vagina and the perineal body.
Q: What types of anesthesia are available?
A: You can be provided with your choice of anesthesia by our board certified anesthesiologist. (local, nerve block, epidural, spinal, IV sedation, general). Some types of anesthesia are procedure dependent.
Q: When can I resume sex after laser vaginal rejuvenation?
A: We ask that you abstain from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks. Oral sex may be resumed much earlier.
Q: When can I return to work after laser vaginal rejuvenation?
A: In general returning to work is dependent on the type of work you do and procedure that you have performed. Most patients can return within 7-14 days.
Q: How much discomfort will I have after laser vaginal rejuvenation?
A: With our technique of submucosal tumescence, pudendal block with long acting local anesthetic, you will be pain free for the first 18 to 24 hours. After this, patients report mild to moderate discomfort which can be controlled by analgesics and cold packs to the area.
Q: How much does Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® cost?
A: Fees are all inclusive of the surgical center, anesthesiologist, surgical assistant, surgeon, and all follow-up. The fees depend on the type of the procedure and the extent. A fee range can be provided once we know your particular needs at your complimentary consultation.
Q: What are the surgical risks for laser vaginal rejuvenation?
A: Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® is a safe procedure with low risk. To put the risk in perspective, pregnancy is associated with far more risk than any of these procedures. Like any surgery the risks are hemorrhage and infection. These are less than 1%. If one requires work on both the upper and lower vagina then there is risk of injury to the bladder and the rectum. This is exceptionally rare and in many years of our surgical experience we have not encountered any of these complications. With any surgery one can encounter scarring. Over correction can potentially result in painful sex. Although rare there are anesthetic risks also depending on the type of anesthesia.
Q: Can Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® be combined with designer laser vaginoplasty?
A: Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® can be combined with designer laser vaginoplasty such as laser reduction labioplasty.
Q: Can Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® or designer laser vaginoplasty be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures?
A: Yes, Dr. DeBrakeleer works with a number of plastic surgeons can combine Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® or designer laser vaginoplasty with most cosmetic surgical procedures such as breast, nose, eye, or tummy tuck surgery
Q: My inner vaginal lips (labia minora) are too long. Can I have them reduced?
A: The labia minora can be aesthetically sculptured to your specifications with laser reduction labioplasty.
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